March and April 2020 Wine Pairings

Whether you are being instructed to practice social distancing or actually “shelter in place,” it can certainly throw a wrench in your date night routine. At Dream Dinners, we encourage you to get creative and enjoy date night at home with one of our dinner and wine pairings! Spice things up by enjoying an activity together during or after the meal.

Here are some ideas to help you get planning:

March Menu Pairings

Petite Swiss Bacon QuichesPetite Swiss Bacon Quiches
Mimosas – Party like it’s the weekend and get your brunch on with these tasty little quiches and mimosas. The slightly sweet orange juice and sparkling wine will be the perfect accompaniment to our light and airy quiches wrapped in butter puff pastry.

 

Catalina Shrimp Tacos with Cotija CheeseCatalina Shrimp Tacos with Cotija Cheese
Viognier – Our zesty and fun Catalina shrimp tacos call for an equally light and flavorful wine! The subtle peach and stone fruit flavors will allow the juicy shrimp to truly shine.

 

Steak GorgonzolaSteak Gorgonzola
Cabernet Sauvignon – A strong cheese needs an equally bold and flavorful wine. Indulge in the cherry and pepper flavors of a cabernet sauvignon that will beautifully complement our Steak Gorgonzola.

 

Parmesan Pesto Salmon Parmesan Pesto Salmon with Cheese Crisps
Chardonnay – With this flavor-packed dish, you need the chameleon of wines. Light and buttery chardonnay will highlight the fats in the salmon and parmesan cheese as well as stand up to the punch of pesto.  

April Menu Pairings

Cod ProvencalCod Provencal
Zinfandel – Who said a red wine couldn’t be paired with fish?! A light and herbaceous zinfandel is simply decadent with a rich white fish like cod, plus it will enhance the flavorful herbed oil and vegetables.

 

Carne Asada Steak TacosCarne Asada Steak Tacos
Shiraz – Full-bodied with full, ripe tannins, a nice shiraz can stand up to the bold flavors of our Carne Asada steak tacos.

 

Dill Marinated Shrimp Skewers Dill Marinated Shrimp Skewers with Garlic Asparagus Spears
Sauvignon Blanc -The bright, citrus tones found in a sauvignon blanc is the perfect backdrop to the slightly acidic dill marinade and the powerhouse garlic in the garlic Asparagus Spears.

 

Pesto Chicken GnocchiPesto Chicken Gnocchi
Pinot Noir – With a dish wrapped in flavors of comfort, it is only fitting to have an equally comforting and smooth pinot noir. Good luck not finishing the whole bottle!

Desserts

Luscious Lemon BarsLuscious Lemon Bars
Champagne – What sounds more luxurious than zesty lemon bars and crisp champagne? That’s what I thought. This combination is the perfect wrap up to any meal and a true crowd-pleaser, so please, pop the champagne!

French Cream Cheesecake with Peach Raspberry MelbaFrench Cream Cheesecake with Peach Raspberry Melba
Sparkling Rosé – This wine shines with the sweet and slightly tart peach raspberry melba sauce, and the bubbles cut right through the rich, creamy cheesecake.